Priyanka Verma, PhD

Priyanka Verma, PhD

Primary Academic Title

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Oncology, Washington University School of Medicine

Research Interest

Accurate replication and repair of DNA is vital for maintaining genomic integrity; defects in these processes therefore fuel cancer pathogenesis; decoding how cancer cells maintain resilience to proliferate despite compromised DNA replication and repair processes; identifying and understanding cancer etiology, drug responses and new therapeutic vulnerabilities.


  • 2012: PhD, biochemistry and microbology, National Institute of Immunology, India


  • 2013 - 2015: Postdoctoral associate, chemistry and cell biology, The Rockefeller University, New York
  • 2015 - 2021: Postdoctoral researcher, cancer biology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

Selected Research Publications

NEDDylated Cullin 3 mediates the adaptive response to topoisomerase 1 inhibitors.
  • Meroni A, Grosser J, Agashe S, [...] Verma P, [...] Vindigni A
  • Sci Adv 2022

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